Research Fellow (Fixed term) Ref 059

School of Life Sciences

2 year fixed term, full time
Salary range:  starting at £31,342 and rising to £37,394 per annum 
Closing date for applications:  19 March 2015
Expected start date: 1 June 2015


The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

As part of the development of Sussex Neuroscience, a new laboratory has been established at the University of Sussex. We are seeking an experienced neuroscientist with proven expertise in electrophysiology.

The project is concerned with mouse sensory discrimination behavioural tasks. You will be able to design and build the experimental apparatus, establish a training schedule, manage the experiments, perform recordings of neuronal activity, and analyse the results.

An inquisitive mind, strong practical skills and the ability to make individual contributions in a team setting are essential.

An overview of research within the Neuroscience theme can be found at 

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in science and engineering at Sussex. The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at

Applications should be accompanied by a full CV, a statement of research interests and aspirations (not more than 4 pages), and the names of three academic referees.

                                 For full details and how to apply see

                              The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity

Ref 059 Further particulars including person specification [PDF 127.06KB]

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